Biostatistical Programmer II

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POST DATE 9/11/2016
END DATE 10/16/2016

PAREXEL Baltimore, MD

Company
PAREXEL
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
pare-10054875
AJE Ref #
576138201
Location
Baltimore, MD
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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The Statistical Programmer II provides technical expertise for the conduct of clinical trials, and works with minimal supervision to support various programming activities related to the analysis and reporting of clinical study data. General areas of responsibility also include: import/export programming specification development, test data creation and test data entry, import/export programming functional testing, as well as mapping specifications to support relevant data standards.

Key Accountabilities
Deliver best value and high quality service.
Ensure quality control (QC) on all process and technical activities related to derived dataset, table, listing, and figure programming in accordance with corporate quality standards, WSOPs/Guidelines, ICH-GCP and/or other international regulatory requirements are performed.
Assist in the coordination of project start-up activities, including Unix/PMED project area set-up, creation of global programs (e.g. setup.sas, formats.sas, etc.), tracking spreadsheets, and required documentation.
Assist in the production and QC of derived dataset specifications, programming specifications, and other process supporting documents.
Use efficient programming techniques to produce derived datasets, tables, figures and data listings of any complexity and QC low-medium complexity derived datasets, tables, figures and data listings.
Check own work in an ongoing way to ensure first-time quality.
Maintain all supporting documentation for studies in accordance with WSOPs/Guidelines to ensure traceability and regulatory compliance.
Proactively participate in quality improvement initiatives.
Ensure compliance with WSOPs/Guidelines, ICH-GCP and any other applicable local and international regulations and participate in internal/external audits and regulatory inspections as required.
Develop wider knowledge of SAS and other relevant programming languages and processes within the GRO, Biostatistics, and Medical arenas.
Provide relevant training and mentorship to staff and project teams as appropriate.
Assist project teams in the resolution of problems encountered in the conduct of their daily work.
Create, implement and execute import and export programs, in either standard format, client specific format or CDISC compliant format depending on nature of request.
Develop mapping specification for data exports in accordance with applicable standards. Qualifications
- Proficiency in SAS.
- Knowledge of the programming and reporting process.
- Knowledge of WSOPs/Guidelines/System Life Cycle methodologies, ICH-GCP and any other applicable local and international regulations such as 21 CFR Part 11 and proven practical application. Demonstrate ability to learn new systems and function in an evolving technical environment
- Attention to detail.
- Ability to successfully work together with a ( virtual ) team (including international teams as required) as well as independently.
- Demonstrate strong organizational skills, ability to manage competing priorities, and be flexible to change.
- Business/Operational skills that include customer focus, commitment to quality management and problem solving.
- Work effectively in a quality-focused environment.
- Effective time management in order to meet daily metrics or team objectives.
- Show commitment to and perform consistently high quality work. Education
- First degree (undergraduate or equivalent) in a relevant discipline is preferred or equivalent work experience. Language Skills
- Competent in written English.
- Good communication skills. Minimum Work Experience
- Relevant Clinical Trial industry experience. EEO DisclaimerPAREXEL complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, age, race, color, religious creed, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
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